As promised, here are the answers to the Tyna Trivia questions from my last post. I sure hope no one lost sleep over it this weekend! (Do you see the sarcasm dripping from your screen?) The quick answer, only the first and last of the 10 questions were false. Here’s the lowdown in a nutshell.
1) When Tyna was a child, she was afraid of clowns. Never, not even as a young adult while reading Stephen King’s, “IT.”
2) Tyna taught herself to juggle when she was in college. I had seen a short ‘how to’ article in a magazine and decided it would be a cool thing to learn. The next day, I bought myself a can of tennis balls and, whenever I watched TV, I would practice. Within a week or so, I was able to keep all three balls in the air for about 5 minutes. I’ll bet you could learn, too, if you’re patient.
3) Tyna was born with a club foot. Yes, and it was corrected when I was a baby. I had a cast at 6 months of age, then wore braces on my feet at night until I was about 2 years old. Whatever they did, it worked. I have no lingering side effects (although some of my friends might say I trip a lot…you know who you are.)
4) Tyna saw Dan Fogelberg in concert 8 times, but failed to ever meet him. This is sadly true. He was my favorite singer/songwriter and I was lucky enough to see him in concert often, but never did meet him. Gone too soon but never forgotten. Thank goodness, his music lives on.
5) At age 11, Tyna rode a Yamaha in a mini-bike race against several boys. It was the early ’70s and the women’s movement was in full swing. I sped around the quarter-mile dirt track with those boys, pig tails flowing from the bottom of my helmet. I didn’t win the race, didn’t even come close, but I did cross the finish line ahead before one of those boys. He feigned engine trouble to save face.
6) In Tyna’s humble opinion, “The ‘Burbs” is Tom Hanks’ most underrated movie. Duh! It costarred Bruce Dern and Henry Gibson. Need I say more?
7) Tyna was 33 years old, married and the mother of 2 sons before it struck her that she was an adult. One day I was doing laundry, MOTH was out of town on business, B was at school and K was playing in the family room. I reached for the detergent and suddenly, it hit me like a ton of bricks. As strange as it sounds, it took me by complete surprise.
8) Tyna fell butt first into a mud puddle within 5 minutes of being announced homecoming queen. It was traditional at my high school to announce the king and queen on the night before the dance, at the bonfire rally. It had rained all day. Shortly after the announcement was made, I was making my way over to the bonfire, came upon a big mud puddle and tried to jump over it. Epic fail. (Do you the see a pattern? My struggles with being ladylike started at a very early age. Come to think of it, maybe I should blame the club foot.)
9) Coconut – Yuck. Double yuck…unless, of course, it’s on a Samoas Girl Scout cookie, in which case its yuckiness is transformed into yumminess.
10) Tyna has a really good, “OH MY GOD, THERE’S A SNAKE IN THE HOUSE!” story. Nope. I do, however, have a fantastic, “OH MY GOD, THERE’S A BAT IN THE HOUSE!” story. You just might read about it on this blog some day, but, honestly, I’m not sure it will translate well without the aid of my arms flailing about.
I promise not to put you through this nonsense anytime again soon, but in the meantime, thank you for playing this edition of, “I Must Really Be Bored.”